Our 2014 Syrah was picked on the 3rd of April. Once de stemmed the grapes were put into small open topped fermenters and left to cold soak for a few days until a wild fermentation commenced. The wine was gently plunged and pumped over throughout fermentation to aid flavour and colour extraction. The wine spent a total of 27 days on skins before it was pressed off into French oak barrels consisting of 17% new oak. The wine spent 12 months in barrel and was bottled on the 14th of August 2015.
This wine exhibits an array of dark berried fruit including blueberries, boysenberries and plums with overtones of black pepper and spice. The wine is vibrant and bright on the palate with velvety tannins giving length of flavour. The pungent dark berry flavours coming from the fruit, balanced by the hint of cedar and structural component of the 17% new French oak gives our 2014 Beach House Syrah fine balance and harmony. Spectacular when enjoyed with wild venison.